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Zamfara Deputy Gov escapes impeachment

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The Deputy Governor of Zamfara State, Mahdi Gusau, has escaped an impeachment after the Federal High Court, Abuja, on Monday, restrained the State House of Assembly from the move.

Gusau had been under fire since the Governor, Bello Matawalle, defected from the Peoples Democratic Party to the All Progressives Congress.

The deputy who chose to remain with the PDP had faced impeachment threats from the lawmakers in the state over alleged activities they deemed to be a threat to security.

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However, the presiding judge, Justice Obiora Egwuatu on Monday delivered a ruling in an ex-parte motion with suit number: FHC/ABJ/CS/650/2021 brought by the PDP, through its Lawyer, Ogwu Onoja, SAN.

Egwuatu, who ordered the defendants to maintain the status quo pending the hearing and determination of the motion on notice, also stopped the house from impeaching its other members who are still in the PDP, according to TNG.

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The justice directed the plaintiff to serve all the defendants in the suit before Friday and adjourned the matter until July 23 for a hearing of the motion on notice.

The Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC), APC, Senate President, Speaker of House of Representatives, Speaker of Zamfara House of Assembly, Governor Matawalle, and Chief Judge of Zamfara are 1st to 7th defendants respectively.

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